A week of festival fun in Brighouse

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October 22

Punch and Judy – life size! 1.30- 3pm, town centre, FREE; Vanessa Haley – The Back of the Envelope – Street Poetry from noon Brighouse town centre, FREE; Kate Lycett exhibition Harrison Lord, Oct 22-Nov 19(closed Sundays); (Mis)information Desk, playful interactive theatre, from 10am, Harrison Lord; ”Build a Rubbish Brighouse!” Chris Jackson makes model Brighouse from rubbish, old Town Hall. Open daily 10am-12.30pm FREE; Open Art Studios at Wilkin Royd Mill 11am-3pm FREE; Unbalanced Sculpture Trail, around Brighouse town centre FREE; “Scrapbands” make music with pieces of scrap! From 1pm Wellington Arcade, FREE. Women Who W**k. Contemporary comedy theatre, 5pm Assembly Rooms;

Roger Davies and Drighlington Brass Band, 7.30pm, Central Methodist Church

October 23

“Two”, play, 2, Assembly Rooms; The Kover Kinks in concert, 8pm, Civic Hall.

October 24

Afternoon of Gunge, children’s show 2pm, Prego’s; Huddersfield String Quartet, 7.30pm, Smith Art Gallery; Brighouse Unplugged! 8pm, Millers Bar FREE; Lee Kyle at Big Shots Cafe 8pm.

October 25

Emma Decent Writing Workshop, 10am, Brighouse Library FREE; Cromwell Bottom Nature Walk, 1pm; Jungle Book Film (2016), 1.30pm, Assembly Rooms; Local Legend – Robin Hood, a talk by Barbara Green, 2pm Brighouse Library; Altruism Pictures, 7pm, Assembly Rooms; “Poems” 7.15pm, Brighouse Library;“Majesty Queen”, 7.30pm, Brighouse Civic Hall; Voice, Viola and Piano recital (Brahms), 7.30pm at Smith Art Gallery.

October 26 

Children’s Fairy or Pirate Garden Make & Take, 12 noon, Kershaw Garden Centre; TARDIS tales, author Mark Wright, children’s workshop, 2pm, Brighouse Library; Brighouse, A sleepy little town – Or is it? Talk by Noel Moroney, 2pm, Assembly Rooms; Peter Cain – Guitar and clarinet recital, 7pm, Salvation Army; Hitchcock Season “Notorious” 7.30pm, Assembly Rooms; “Him Off the Telly” Comedy Special, 8pm, Prego’s Italian Restaurant with Jack Carroll.

October 27 

Meet the Birds, Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, 1pm; Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1.30pm, Assembly Rooms;“Incredible Edible Brighouse” talk, 2pm, Salvation Army; Etiquette of Grief by Ellie Harrison. 7.30pm, Brighouse Sports Club; Ukulele Concert and play-along 7.30pm, St. John’s Church, Rastrick; The Lady Vanishes, 7.30pm, Assembly Rooms.

Friday and Saturday’s programme will appear in next week’s WOW. Full details from www.brighousefestival.co.uk or 01484 718324.